The High Line Is About to Get Longer

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: New office and condominium buildings rise along the High Line on September 10, 2011 in New York City. The High Line is a one-mile long New York City Park on the former elevated freight rails running from 30th Street to 12th Street in the Meatpacking District. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images) Photo: George Rose/Getty Images2011 George Rose

The city announced on Tuesday that it's acquired the final section of abandoned railroad on Manhattan's West Side, which allows plans for the completion of the High Line to finally move forward. The last segment, donated by CSX Transportation, stretches from 30th Street and Tenth Avenue to Twelfth Avenue, and ends at 34th Street. City officials say visitors can expect “sweeping views of New York City’s skyline and the Hudson River" — not to mention a whole new batch of angry neighbors.